Amazon’s new police state
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Amazon’s new police state

Amazon’s Rekognition could be the path toward authoritarianism George Orwell’s “Big Brother” has arrived, courtesy of Amazon. The e-commerce tech giant is selling facial recognition technology to police…

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Hollywood’s “militainment” problem
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Hollywood’s “militainment” problem

The military’s involvement in crafting positive films about war suggests state-run art Our military has a PR problem. In an era of open connection, their oft-touted image as…

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Cartoon: Ag Major
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Cartoon: Ag Major

California municipalities send marijuana convictions up in smoke
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California municipalities send marijuana convictions up in smoke

Expunging marijuana convictions first step to remedying War On Drugs Whether you’re an experienced stoner, a casual consumer or a non-user, it is widely recognized that this Saturday,…

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Trump’s tweet about Ilhan Omar has life-threatening consequences for millions of Americans
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Trump’s tweet about Ilhan Omar has life-threatening consequences for millions of Americans

It’s time to see Trump’s online hate speech as a danger to civil rights Last Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted an edited video that cut between images of…

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What we can learn from flat-earthers
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What we can learn from flat-earthers

I watched the flat-earth documentary on Netflix so you wouldn’t have to, and this is what I discovered I guess the first thing I should clear up, in…

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Esketamine: Do right by science, please
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Esketamine: Do right by science, please

The FDA approves new nasal spray for depression, despite failing efficacy standards The FDA recently approved a new drug called Esketamine, a nasal spray for severe, treatment-resistant depression.…

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When studying abroad isn’t everything and more
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When studying abroad isn’t everything and more

Rediscovering a sense of control, stability while abroad Less than an hour after I got to London, I hid in a stall in the airport bathroom and had…

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Humor: Gunrock announces his engagement to Rainbow Dash of “My Little Pony”
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Humor: Gunrock announces his engagement to Rainbow Dash of “My Little Pony”

Here comes the bridle! Mazel tov! Gunrock, everyone’s favorite cobalt colt, popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Rainbow Dash, this past weekend. Miss Dash, for those who…

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Letter to the Editor: Defending the status quo isn’t brave
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Letter to the Editor: Defending the status quo isn’t brave

To the Editor: Re “Responses to column about Professor Clover showcase university values” by Nick Irvin (column, Apr. 11): “Forty-five percent of President Donald Trump’s supporters believe that…

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The Andrew Yang phenomenon
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The Andrew Yang phenomenon

Why young people from across the political spectrum are turning to an innovative Democrat I first heard about Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur turned political dark horse, in late…

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Guest: Unconditionally restore women’s rowing and men’s swimming
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Guest: Unconditionally restore women’s rowing and men’s swimming

Chancellor Katehi eliminated four collegiate sports in 2010 that need to be restored By now, we’ve all heard about the recent college admissions scandal. Shocking, right? That the…

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Humor: Local germaphobe/health guru dies grisly, unsanitary death after contracting infection from soap dispenser at vegan cooking retreat
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Humor: Local germaphobe/health guru dies grisly, unsanitary death after contracting infection from soap dispenser at vegan cooking retreat

Avert your eyes, and anything else that can contract infection D. Finn Kumquat was quite successful as an avocado — f***ing hell, excuse me, I’m sorry — was…

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A streaming future will change the way we play and experience entertainment and video games
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A streaming future will change the way we play and experience entertainment and video games

Google’s Stadia represents a large leap forward for gaming Netflix. You would be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t have access to it by way of a subscription…

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The changing outdoor culture
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The changing outdoor culture

More people are going outdoors — and this isn’t necessarily a bad thing Ask anyone who’s been outdoorsy in the West since the ‘70s and they can tell…

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